This post was inspired by Eventbrite.
I was emailed asking if I’d like to participate in this discussion and I loved the idea!
So here we are!
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For the sake of this dream panel / wishful thinking discussion, we are going to disregard pesky little facts such as logistics of travel and scheduling as well as life or dead status. Alright? Cool.
Fantasy Authors Panel
JK Rowling (Author of Harry Potter)
Leigh Bardugo (Author of The Grisha Series)
VE Schwab (Author of A Darker Shade of Magic)
Maggie Steifvater (Author of The Raven Cycle)
Cassandra Clare (Author of The Shadowhunters Books)
George RR Martin (Author of Game of Thrones)
JRR Tolkien (Author of The Lord of the Rings)
Erin Morganstern (Author of The Night Circus)
Kasie West (Author of PS I Love You)
Katie Kennedy (Author of Learning to Swear In America)
Leah Thomas (Author of Because You’ll Never Meet Me)
Jeff Giles (Author of The Edge of Everything)
Rainbow Rowell (Author of Fangirl)
Jenny Han (Author of To All The Boys I Loved Before)
John Green (Author of The Fault In Our Stars)
Morgan Matson (Author of The Unexpected Everything)
Everyone is Unique –
Diversity and Mental Health Awareness Panel
Adam Silvera (Author of They Both Die at the End)
Becky Albertalli (Author of Simon Vs The Homo Sapiens Agenda)
Mackenzie Lee (Author of Gentleman’s Guide To Vice and Virtue)
April Daniels (Author of Dreadnought)
Sandhya Menon (Author of When Dimple Met Rishi)
Jennifer Niven (Author of All The Bright Places)
Emery Lord (Author of When We Collided)
Looking To The Future –
Scifi and Dystopian Panel
Rick Yancy (Author of The 5th Wave)
John Scalzi (Author of Redshirts)
Brandon Sanderson (Author of Steelheart)
Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff (Authors of The Illuminae Files)
Marie Lu (Author of The Legend Series)
Tahereh Mafi (Author of the Shatter Me Series)
Alexandra Bracken (Author of The Darkest Minds Series)
Veronica Roth (Author of Divergent)
Suzanne Collins (Author of the Hunger Games)
Andy Weir (Author of The Martian)
JJ Abrams (Author of S. The Ship of Theseus – its a book, it counts!)
New Spins –
Rick Riordan (Author of Percy Jackson)
Sarah J Maas (Author of A Court of Thorns and Roses)
Heather W. Petty (Author of Lock & Mori)
Brittany Cavallaro (Author of A Study in Charlotte)
Lin Manuel Miranda (Hamilton has a book so he counts OKAY!?!)
Marrisa Meyer (Author of the Lunar Chronicles)
Characters Come To Life
There are so many book characters I can picture growing up and becoming authors! So in my mind, when they inevitably do, they can all be part of an author panel together.
ALLOW ME MY IMPOSSIBLE DREAMS ALRIGHT!
Hermoine Granger (from Harry Potter)
Annabeth Chase (from Percy Jackson and the Olympians)
Katy Swartz (from The Lux Series)
Maddy Whittier (from Everything Everything)
Richard Gansey III (from The Raven Cycle)
Klaus Baudelaire (from A Series Of Unfortunate Events)
Cath Avery (from Fangirl)
What do you think?
What you attend any of these panels?
What would your dream panel be?
(And remember, these lists are in no way comprehensive to what those panels could be, but if I listed every authors I’d want to meet in every category, there would be over 100 names and that would take far too long).